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Monday, December 17

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year.

• Vine and HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll died of an apparent drug overdosein his SoHo apartment.

• Miss Philippines Catronia Gray has been crowned Miss Universe 2018.

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Fundraiser for the Sunnyside Fire Relief Fund  Mon Dec 17th 6-9pm A fundraiser for the businesses & employees affected by the Dec 13th fire in Sunnyside. Make a tax deductible donation. $20 admission. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Sunnyside.
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Queens News
• A man was found dead, and dressed only in his underwear, at a Far Rockaway state park.

• An unidentified man was struck and killed by an LIRR train in Forest Hills.

• A woman was pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted in Far Rockaway.

Politics
• Joe Biden is thinking about picking Beto O’Rourke to be his running mate in 2020.

• Council Speaker Corey Johnson has delivered major victories in his first year, acting as a check on the mayor.

Entertainment
• Pete Davidson’s dark Instagram post sparked fears about his mental healthand created a social media panic.

Weekend Box Office
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $35 million
• The Mule: $17 million
• Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018): $11.5 million
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: $9.5 million
• Mortal Engines: $7.5 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, Charles Mason follower “Squeaky” Fromme was sentenced to life in prison for her attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford.

• In 1936, Pope Francis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He made waves throughout the world for his modern views on sexuality and contraception.

Opinion
• The Times says Trump should put down the golf clubs and visit the troops in a war zone.

• The Post says parents hate de Blasio’s plans to reform the city’s top high schools.

In the Blogs
• Legendary band Jethro Tull will perform at Forest Hills Stadium for its 50th anniversary tour next year.

• Here’s how to support Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens this holiday season.

Trending in New York
• Eagles
• #90DayFiance
• Asuka
• #DirtyJohn
• #MissUniverse

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (9-22) fell to the Indiana Pacers, 110-99. They host the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (13-18) topped the Atlanta Hawks, 144-127.

• The Rangers (14-13-5) fell to the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime, 4-3.

• The Islanders (15-12-4) head to Colorado to face the Avalanche at 9 p.m.

• St. John (9-0) remains undefeated after beating Wagner, 73-58.

• The Mets signed catcher Wilson Ramos, bringing their chase of J.T. Realmuto to an end.

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Pet Photos with Santa  Mon Dec 17th 6-9pm We’ve reserved these special times for your furry friends to visit Santa! Cats & Dogs only – please be sure to have your pet on lash or in a pet carrier. Click here to reserve your spot. The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale.
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Real Estate
• These are New York’s 10 most expensive neighborhoods, according to a list compiled by Property Shark.

• For Sale – Middle Village – Detached one family home on oversized lot offers modern EIK, 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, full finished basement, garage, private driveway, yard.  Asking $1.6M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Sale – Bayside – Detached one family well maintained on 40×100 lot.  4 BRs, 2 full bath, clean basement, beautiful backyard.  Zoning allows for possible 2-family. Near PS 213, Alley Pond Park and transportation.  Asking $969,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Ozone Park – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,216-square-foot house at 132-19 83rd Street for $535,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police are looking for a pervert who touched the private area of a 15-year-old girl on the 7 train in Woodside earlier in the week. The incident happened in the morning. The victim got off the train at Vernon-Jackson, while the suspect remained on the train.

Events
• Sunnyside – 1 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer hosts ribbon-cutting for new bathroom at PS 199. 39-20 48th Ave.

• Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz inducts Honorable Laurence Love as New York State Supreme Court Justice. Civil Court Queens County, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd.

• Briarwood – 5:30 p.m. – Family Movie: Polar Express. Queens Library, 85-12 Main St.

• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Borough President Katz chairs Queens Borough Board meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Woodhaven – 6 to 8 p.m. – Holiday Party with State Senator Joe Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller. Woodhaven Manor, 96-01 Jamaica Ave.

• Glendale – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa. The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• LIC – 6 to 9 p.m. – Fundraiser for Sunnyside Fire Relief Fund. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

Written by QTadmin

December 17th, 2018 at 12:57 pm

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